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Frank Cunningham: Some Thoughts Inspired by “Toward a More Equal Canada”

Towards a More Equal Canada nicely summarizes three recent discussions about equality: the question of why people should endorse egalitarian policies, or, as I would prefer to put it,  why they...

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Kate Parizeau: Urban inequality in Canada

Inequality is often described as differential status among individuals or groups. However, places can be unequal too. Canada’s cities are sites of growing urban inequality, and it is entire neighbourhoods...

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Next Up Ottawa call-out for applications

Do you wonder what the future holds for the world? Are you concerned about things like climate change, poverty, public health and education, housing and government policy? Do you believe that global...

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Leah Levac: Equitable Participation in Policy-Making

Many of the growing social and economic inequalities visible in Canada today are rooted in, or enabled by, inequitable public policies. The impacts of policies on diverse groups of people...

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Miles Corak: Inequality and life chances

While it is now only just over a year since the Occupy Wall Street movement began to draw attention to the wide and growing gulf between the 1% and the...

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Stephen Harper's Monty Python moment

What have the unions ever done for us? In the past few months, I have heard a number of right-wing figures publicly question the value of unions in our society,...

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Canada should not adopt U.S.-style anti-union laws

President Barack Obama had it right Monday when he told the people of Michigan that so-called right-to-work legislation is about politics, not jobs. Such legislation, now in place in 23...

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Sheila Block: Austerity agenda will increase labour market inequality

This is the final section of a three-part commentary by Sheila Block on our Equality Project report. Read part one and part two. Governments at all levels in Canada have embarked on an...

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Roy Culpeper: Inequality and economic liberalization

Increased inequality is a phenomenon that has affected many countries since the 1980s—industrial, emerging market and developing. At the same time, some countries have become more unequal than others. Thus,...

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Sheila Block: Updating and Strengthening Employment Standards and Labour Relations Legislation

This is the second section of a three-part commentary by Sheila Block on our Equality Project report. Read part one and stay tuned over the coming weeks for part three. The...